Friday, July 18, 2014

James Wong Howe, International Photographer

March 1975; cover detail

May 1975; cover detail

(Next post on Friday: James Wong Howe, Cinematographer)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Gene Luen Yang on NPR

Hansi Lo Wang, a National Public Radio (NPR) reporter, has produced a story on Gene Luen Yang and his new book, The Shadow Hero. Wang also interviewed me about Chu F. Hing. His report will air near the book’s publication date which is July 15. So stay tuned to your local NPR station for details or check the NRP website.

Update: Link to NPR article

(Next post of Friday: James Wong Howe, International Photographer)

Friday, July 4, 2014

Portrait of Helga Chu by Chu F. Hing

When I posted the profile of Chu F. Hing, I thought there was a chance I might be contacted by one of his relatives. As it turned out, one of Helga Jensen’s relatives left a comment on this blog.

I learned that Helga’s older brother, Karl, emigrated ahead of her. Chu’s portrait of Helga (Jensen) Chu was given to Karl who passed it on to his son. The portrait made its way from the son to his granddaughter Christina. Her husband, Scott Lucas, contacted me and provided the photograph of the portrait. He said the portrait is titled “Ieg Elsker Dig” (“I Love You” in Danish).

The Art of Chu F. Hing, Part 1
one-page features

The Art of Chu F. Hing, Part 2
various publishers

The Art of Chu F. Hing, Part 3
Marvel Comics

The Art of Chu F. Hing, Part 4
Green Turtle, and the Judge and Jury

About the Artist: Chu F. Hing

The Shadow Hero

(Next post: Gene Luen Yang on NPR)

Friday, June 20, 2014

Yook Yee Wong’s / Huang Yu-yu’s Daughters Visit China


Reunion at their father’s house,
May 7, 2014, Guangzhou

Sun Yat-sen University
May 16, 2014
report on the May 8 visit

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital
May 8, 2014
report on the May 8 visit

Overseas Chinese Affairs Office
May 13, 2014
report on the May 9 visit

South China University of Technology
May 27, 2014
report on the May 16 visit

Zhongshan Daily
June 4, 2014
the sisters visited the school on May 12; according to oral family history, Yook Yee Wong was responsible for the early campus design and architecture; report investigates who designed the buildings and campus

(Next post: Jake Lee, San Francisco Chinatown, 1961)